From: United States of America
no there is but it being your first game, i would not suggest it.
To continue the game retire all ships, make sure your science is a max, by editing the space port design to have appropriate research stations, go as low on tax as you can to increase pop growth. don't fight pirates pay off, pay them to destroy your enemy's space port. research, energy collectors,transport systems, nuclear devastation, bigger ships. if you are playing on pre-warp go for warp field precursors. once you have a form of hyper drive. build a Nuclear devastation fleet you will need about 30ish Nuclear weapons not ships the weapons to be effective. train about 20ish troops this takes time plan ahead. build troop transport ships. invade there world after your Nuclear fleet has diminished there troop strength to lower than your by a considerable amount.
success can vary depending on settings and experience, difficulty ect.